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Dustin Gorst Opens Up 2017 Battle Of The Rockies With The Top Time


Dustin Gorst - Number One On Night One In Rocky Mountain House
Photo By Paul Easton

It was a perfect evening at the final stop of the 2017 WPCA Pro Tour at the Battle of the Rockies in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Kurt Bensmiller, in search of his second career World Chuckwagon Championship came into the event of the year with a 181.5 point lead over John Walters. The World Champion Chuckwagon Driver will be declared on Sunday afternoon.

On the day it was Dustin Gorst, driving the Blackjack Livestock Co./A1 Cement Contractors Ltd. outfit, posted the fast time of the night with a 1:15.83. Coming off barrel 3 in the second heat of the evening, Gorst had the fast time of the night by 2 tenths of a second over last week’s Battle of the North Champion John Walters. Vern Nolin, Mike Vigen and Obrey Motowylo rounded out the top five wagons on the day. The driver posting the best 4-day aggregate time after Sunday’s run will take home the 2017 Battle of the Rockies Championship. Chad Harden is the defending Battle of the Rockies Champion.

Day 2 of the final stop of the 2017 WPCA Pro Tour at the Battle of the Rockies from Rocky Mountain House can be heard live on Friday night, August 18, 2017 on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147, or on Country 99 at 99.7 FM out of Bonnyville, and 96.5 CKFM out of Olds, Alberta, starting at 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Central and 7:00pm Mountain Time.

 

Billy Melville

 


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